Play an important role
with an essential health system.
Committed to doing more than making people feel better, The MetroHealth System is restoring the health and well-being of the communities we serve throughout Cuyahoga County, Ohio with individualized, patient-centered care. Our team of 7,300 strong delivers care at our main campus near downtown Cleveland, and at more than 25 other MetroHealth locations, as well as 40 additional sites through community partnerships.
As the site of the county's only Level I Adult Trauma Center and Level II Pediatric Trauma Center, we offer one of the only two adult and pediatric burn centers in the state of Ohio. Accommodating a total of more than one million patient visits annually, MetroHealth is an academic medical center for teaching and research, with each of its active physicians holding a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. In addition, it has earned Magnet® status for nursing excellence.
Our mission is as follows: "Leading the way to a healthier you and a healthier community through service, discovery, teamwork, and research." Here is your opportunity to help us accomplish this objective:
EVENING SHIFT - PART-TIME & PRN HOURS AVAILABLE
Make the most of your skills and help the families of deceased patients cope with the most challenging of times in this vital role, where the chosen professional will be responsible for activities associated with mortality service, including care after death and compassionate communication with family members. This individual will collaborate with system providers to explain autopsy services available to the patient/family, and in the honoring of permission for autopsy. Serving as a liaison among the decedent's family, hospital/administrative staff, the pathology department, and funeral directors, this person will work with social services to search for and identify next of kin, obtain medical records, and assist the family in contacting clergy. Additional responsibilities include:
- Demonstrating sensitivity while informing the family of cases that are being referred to the medical examiner's office.
- Releasing the decedent's valuables and belongings to the family.
- Explaining next steps/processes related to the handling of still-birth or neonatal death.
- Ensuring completion of body disposition by working with physicians to get appropriate signatures on the certificate of death.
- Arranging for the release of the body with the funeral director or medical examiner's office.
- Following our system policies related to body receipt, tracking, and release.
- Performing the timely pick-up of specimens from the operating room/emergency department areas and transporting them to the surgical branch or morgue area.
- Overseeing the shift operation of the autopsy area, including compliance with departmental policies, checking autopsy permits, collecting and accessioning related autopsy specimens, and verifying the recording and filing of information related to implants on the FDA listing.
What you'll need to succeed:
- Associate's degree in a biological science or a current Ohio funeral director/embalmer license OR experience in a similar position for a minimum of three years.
- Familiarity with all applicable laws, rules and regulations of the State of Ohio and the medical examiner's office.
- A thorough knowledge of medical terminology.
- Computer keyboard proficiency.
- Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
- Ability to work independently on detailed-oriented tasks.
- Exceptional problem-solving and decision-making skills.
- Ability to lift items weighing up to 25 pounds on an occasional basis.
Your skills, ambition and experience can elevate the health and well-being of friends and neighbors. In return for your contributions, we offer the competitive salaries and extensive benefits you would expect of an industry leader.
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The MetroHealth System is an equal opportunity employer.
Location/Region: Cleveland, OH (US - 44109)